The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition)

Change to cup-tie times due to royal funeral


St Johnstone’s Scottish Cup fourth-round clash with Clyde has been pushed back to a 5.30pm start.

The funeral of Prince Philip has prompted the SFA to compile a revised schedule of last-16 kick-off times.

Forfar Athletic versus Dundee United remains unchanged and will be broadcast live by BBC Scotland on Friday at 7.45pm.

Kilmarnock against Montrose will kick-off at 11.45am on Saturday, to ensure any extra time and penalties do not overlap with the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral ceremony.

Saints will now begin their game against Danny Lennon’s parttimers at 5.30pm.

The Scottish Profession­al Football League also confirmed that nine league fixtures will move to a noon kick-off on Saturday.

The full amended cup fixture list is:

Friday, April 16 – St Mirren v Inverness Caledonian Thistle, kick-off 6pm; Motherwell v Morton, kick-off 7pm; Forfar Athletic v Dundee United, kick-off 7.45pm (live on BBC Scotland).

Saturday, April 17 – Kilmarnock v Montrose, kick-off 11.45am; St Johnstone v Clyde, kick-off 5.30pm; Aberdeen v Livingston kick-off 5.30pm (live on Premier Sports).

Sunday, April 18 – Stranraer v Hibs, kickoff 12.15pm (live on BBC One); Rangers v Celtic, kick-off 3pm (live on Premier Sports).

The league games switched to noon kickoffs on Saturday are:

Championsh­ip – Alloa v Raith Rovers, Arbroath v Ayr United, Dunfermlin­e v Queen of the South.

League 1 – Cove Rangers v Falkirk, East Fife v Peterhead.

League 2 – Annan Athletic v Brechin City, Cowdenbeat­h v Stirling Albion, Edinburgh City v Queen’s Park, Elgin City v Albion Rovers.

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